Highest number of cyber security incidents reported to CERT

This looks very low compared to the number of incident reported to the UK Action Fraud service, but the UK has more than 10 times the population of NZ and a lot of tasty targets…:

Figures released today by CERT NZ show reports of cyber security incidents are at an all-time high.

1,354 incidents were reported to CERT NZ in the three month period from 1 July – 30 September 2019, the most reported since the organisation launched in 2017.

CERT NZ Director Rob Pope says this 13% increase in incident reports comes from a broad spread of New Zealanders.

“In this day and age, it’s not just those in information security and IT that need to be across cyber security issues – being aware of cyber security is everyone’s business.”

The incidents reported help grow CERT NZ’s understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities that are affecting New Zealanders. The data shows scams and fraud make up 38% of all incidents reported, followed closely by reports of phishing and credential harvesting.

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